Dr. Oz sued over home remedy disaster

Updated March 19, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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A New Jersey man is suing Dr. Mehmet Oz after he suffered burns following one of the surgeon turned TV host's sleep remedies.

On Monday Frank Dietl, 76, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan's Supreme Court claiming he got third degree burns on his feet after sleeping with heated rice-filled socks as recommended by Oz in a 2012 show, The New York post reported.

Dietl, who is a diabetic and suffers from neuropathy, said he wasn't aware his feet were burning as he slept because he has “diminished sensation in his feet.’’

“What upset me was that Oz should have had a disclaimer for people with neuropathy,’’ Dietl said.

Show spokesman Tim Sullivan defended the show by saying that the Dr. Oz cast "[stands] by the content in our program as safe and educational for our viewers.’’

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